Regional Spotlights

The Nordics: A fertile algo FX trading ground

Despite its liquid currencies, well-resourced banks and proven commitment to electronic trading and innovation, the Nordic region has historically lagged behind other jurisdictions in the adoption of algorithmic execution tools for FX. A clutch of buy-side firms and corporates have experimented with algos, but their use has not yet become...

Continental Drift: FX algo trading spreads across Europe with France and Germany leading the way

Nicholas Pratt It is not always wise to look at continents as homogenous blocks but when it comes to the adoption of FX algos across Europe, there is little regional disparity, especially when it comes to the more advanced markets of France and Germany, home to some of Europe’s largest...

Standard Bank – spearheading regional growth in algo FX trading across South Africa and beyond

Standard Bank Group is the largest African bank by assets, operating in 20 African countries and 5 global financial centres. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, Standard Bank has a 157-year history in South Africa and started building a franchise outside southern Africa in the early 1990s. The growth in algorithmic...

Algo’s in Australia: Helping the buy-side community to take more control of their FX trading activities

Nicholas Pratt Nicholas Pratt looks at the take-up of FX algo trading in Australia and, driven by the requirement for best execution, the rise in adoption among buy-side firms Australia has always punched above its weight in the global FX market. According to the last triennial survey from the Bank...

Canada – A country poised to reap the benefits of algorithmic FX trading

Awareness of the various benefits that algorithmic, or ‘algo‘, trading can deliver has become more widespread among Canadian buy-side firms with key regional FX sell-side providers now detailing how their clients’ use of algos is starting to grow as a result. For example, Zachary Felshman, Head of eFX Sales, North...

FX Algo trading in Asia – setting out on a voyage of discovery

“If we look at the growth in FX algos globally, then clearly Asia is starting from a much lower base in terms of penetration usage of algos,” says Ralf Donner, Executive Director and Global Head of FX Client Algo Execution at Goldman Sachs. “But even though clients in Asia may...
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